Event Calendar

Networking. Growing. Learning. Helping Animals.

A list of ongoing conferences and events that might be of interest to those managing social media for shelters or rescues. If your budget doesn’t allow for you to attend, consider applying to be a speaker, as it often comes with complimentary registration!

Have an event that you’d like us to list? Just send us the key details via the contact form. If you’re looking for speakers, don’t forget to check out our page listing experts from around the country who are available for speaking engagements.

Petfinder’s Adoption Options workshops
Themes vary by workshop
Dates and Locations vary
Cost: Free

Nonprofit Learning Labs
Themes, Dates and Locations vary, however prices start lower ($25 and up)

2019

SXSW
Theme: Tech, Film, Music, Interactive
Date: March 8-17, 2019
Location: Austin TX
Cost: $595-$1650

Nonprofit Technology Conference
Theme: Nonprofit Tech.
Date: March 13-15, 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
Cost: $899
Also check out their year round events calendar here. Many of these events are free!

Cause Camp
Theme: Nonprofit
Date: March 25-26, 2019
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Cost: $499

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Conference
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: March 28-30, 2019
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Cost: $280 for all three days, individual days available as well

New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: March 30-April 1, 2019
Location: Nashua, NH
Cost: $270 for all three days, single days available as are scholarships

GSMCON2018 
Theme: Social media for governmental social media managers
Date: April 1-4, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN
Cost: $895 for in person conference attendance, $225 for virtual pass

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Conference
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: April 14-15, 2019
Location: Montreal, Canada
Cost: $100-$439 (student and single day rates are available)

HSUS’ Animal Care Expo
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: April 15-18, 2019
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $275 (discounts available)

Texas Unites
Theme: Animal advocacy, marketing and sheltering
Date: April 27-29, 2019
Location: Austin, Texas
Cost: $250 (single day passes also available!)

DigiMarCon East
Theme: Digital Marketing
Date: May 9-10, 2019
Location: New York, NY
Cost: $597

#NonprofitStrongSummit
Theme: Nonprofit Professional Development for North Carolina nonprofit professionals
Date: May 17, 2019
Location: Raleigh, NC
Cost: $25-$35

AFP DFW Philanthropy Conference
Theme: Nonprofit Fundraising
Date: May 28-29, 2019
Location: Irving, Texas
Cost: Rate for full conference for non-AFP members $275 (Scholarship opportunities and young professional rates available too)

Engage for Good
Theme: Nonprofit Professional Development
Dates: May 29-30, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Cost: Non-members early bird price per workshop: $445, for full conference: $1145

ASAE Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference
Theme: Association and Nonprofit Marketing and Communications
Dates: June 6-7, 2019
Location: Washington DC
Cost: Early Bird: $949, Regular: $999

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA) Spring Conference
Theme: Animal welfare and sheltering
Dates: June 12-14, 2019
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Cost: Early Bird for non-members: $435 (Single day rates available)

DigiMarCon West
Theme: Digital Marketing
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: June 12-13, 2019
Cost: Early Bird; $897 (single day passes available) Virtual Pass: $197

DigiMarCon Cruise
Theme: Digital Marketing, on a boat.
Dates: July 7-14, 2019
Location: Orlando, Florida
Cost: $697

Best Friends Animal Society’s National Conference
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: July 25-27, 2019
Location: Dallas, Texas
Cost: TBD (previous years this conference was around $300)

Nonprofit Day
Theme: Nonprofit Professional Development, likely PA specific
Date: October 29, 2019
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
Cost: $155-$175

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
Theme: Nonprofit Communications/Fundraising
Date: October 28-30, 2019
Location: San Diego, California
Cost: $495 for video $695 for in person attendance

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA) Fall Conference
Theme: Animal welfare and sheltering
Dates: November 19-21, 2019
Location: Houston, TX
Cost: TBD (likely similar to spring conference rates)

2020
Animal Care Expo
Theme: Animal welfare and sheltering
Dates: May 6-9, 2020
Location: San Antonio, TX
*Speaker proposals due by June 14, 2019*

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA) Spring Conference
Theme: Animal welfare and sheltering
Dates: June 3-5, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: TBD (likely similar to spring conference rates)

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA) Fall Conference
Theme: Animal welfare and sheltering
Dates: November 15-17, 2020
Location: New Orleans, LA
Cost: TBD (likely similar to spring conference rates)

Ongoing events, trainings and webinars are also available through:

ASPCA Pro
Animal Sheltering
Maddie’s Fund Webcasts
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
Learning Center